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ULLddu Narpadu - 172
« on: June 10, 2010, 06:33:29 PM »

In Guru Vachaka Kovai, Muruganar covers in some more verses, the
message of Verse 27 of ULLadu Narpadu:

Verse 854:  The vicious ego is a mere appearance that perceives
the sense perceptions that arise through objectified knowing. Unless,
by losing themselves and becoming Sivam's prey, both [ego and
sense perceptions] perish in the state of Sivam that shines as
consciousness, the Supreme, it will be impossible to merge with
the supreme self.

Verse 855:  Will the state of Atma Swarupam, which is your own,
and which exists as absolute stillness, become evident to the base
and unstable mind?  Unless the ego-sense, which is the shackle
between Chit and Jada [consciousness and the inert body] dies
completely, your real nature will not flourish.

Verse 856:  The sprouting forth of the ego 'I' between the inert
body and consciousness is the cause for the loss of the heavenly
bliss whose nature is the peace that is innate to all.  Kaivalyam
[Oneness], the state of Indra, which has been lost through the usurper of that state, the asura of Vrittira, the profitless ego that rises repeatedly as 'I'.

Verse 857:  That indeed is the excellent new-moon day (Amavasya) when the [false and reflected] moonlight, the Jiva, the mind-consciousness, enters the true self effulgent sunlight, the distilled Self-consciousness, dies and ceases to exist, becoming
one with it.

Verse 858:  Only by your death and not by any other means can
you enter the world of liberation, the undivided Atma Swarupam,
the space of consciousness.  If it is then asked: "How to die and
cease to exist?" [the answer is only] by putting to death the source of bondage, the delusion of 'I' and 'mine'.  However, killing the body is wrong.

In Guru Ramana, S.S. Cohen has recorded:

Question:  Is suicide a wrong act?

Bhagavan:  Killing the innocent body is certainly wrong.  Suicide
must be committed on the mind, where the suffering is deposited,
and not on the body, which is insentient and feels nothing.  The mind is the real culprit, being the creator of the anguish which tempts to suicide, but by an error of judgment, the innocent in
insentient body is punished for it.

Verse 859:  Only those in whom the desire for the expansive and infatuating sport of maya is completely dead will live their lives as
Sivam and attain peace.  True happiness, therefore, cannot be attained by any means other than the clear shining of the authentic and ever-fresh experience of the Self.

Verse 860:  If you question, 'What is that absolute and supreme
death that that is not connected with birth and which puts an end to the limitless births that lead to death? {The reply is:} 'It is the
death of 'I' and 'mine' that subsist on the darkness of ignorance'.

Verse 861:  The existence of the ego, which connects us to the     
fleshy body, will end only by the inquiry "Who am I?", which is
paying attention to one's real nature.

Verse 862: Destroying one's false ego in consciousness and getting condensed [into consciousness] is the shining of pure being.

Verse 863:  Know that there can be no experience of true Jnana except the destruction of the false delusion, the mind proclaims "I".

Verse 864:  He whose ego, the veiling, has subsided in Swarupam,
and who has become wholly that forever, will, through the disappearance of the 'I am the doer' idea, lose all his personal
volition, and he will [then] shine with the blissful state, whose nature is peace, flaring up in his Heart.

(All verses of Guru Vachaka Kovai - Translations from David Godman).

Arunachala Siva.